Hyde Park is a town located in the northwest part of Dutchess County, New York, United States, just north of the city of Poughkeepsie. The town is most famous for being the hometown of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. His grandfather's home there, the Isaac Roosevelt House, located on Riverview Circle near the Hudson River, is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Hyde Park is the location of the Culinary Institute of America, a residential college devoted to culinary and pastry arts.
The population was 21,571 at the 2010 census. US 9 passes through the town near the Hudson River.
Settlement of the region officially began around 1742, but may have begun as early as 1710. The name of the area was changed to "Hyde Park" around 1810. Previously, it was part of the Fauconnier Patent and was named "Stoutenburgh", after an early settler. Part of the town was from the Great Nine Partners Patent of 1697.
In 1900, the town's population was 2,806.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Hyde Park is the hometown of Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945), 32nd President of the United States (1933–1945). His estate, Springwood, is the site of the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site maintained by the National Park Service. Also on the site are his presidential library and museum. Roosevelt used this residence throughout his life. FDR's historical house is now a museum that can be visited.
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt are both buried in the rose garden of the estate.